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16. November 2017 : Advent and New Year concerts

Iceland Symphony's holiday celebration starts with the Advent concert December 7th, with music by Mozart and Bach. Four family concerts December 16th and 17th with choirs and ballet students from Reykjavík. The New Year is celebrated with Viennese Favorite which has been among the orchestra's most popular concert.

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16. November 2017 : Basoon Quintett in Hörpuhorn

Open lunch-time concert today at 12:45 in Harpa Concert Hall with basoon players from Iceland Symphony Orchestra and their friends. Playing works by Grieg, Brahms and Rachmaninoff in arrangements for five basoons.

Free admission and everyone is welcome to listen.

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1. November 2017 : Sleeping Beauty with St. Petersburg Festival Ballet

St. Petersburg Festival Ballet along with Iceland Symphony Orchestra perform the treasured ballet classic, Sleeping Beauty in Harpa Concert Hall November 23rd - 25th.

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13. October 2017 : Four Icelandic Composers at Iceland Airwaves 2017

Iceland Symphony's Airwaves concert features orchestral works by four Icelandic composers who have drawn significant attention in the past few years. Anna Þorvaldsdóttir won the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2012 for Dreaming, and both Þuríður Jónsdóttir and Hildur Guðnadóttir were nominated for the same prize for the works on this programme. Also on the programme is María Huld Markan's Aequora.

Iceland Airwaves ticket holders can get tickets for this concert at Harpa Ticket Office or at the festival Media Center.

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12. October 2017 : Associate Principal Horn

Audition: January 23rd 2018 and possibly January 24th 2018 in Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Application deadline is November 19th 2017. Please send the application as well as a copy of diplomas and curriculum vitae as an attachment to

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11. September 2017 : LA/Reykjavík Festival at Harpa Concert Hall

In April 2017 the Los Angeles Philharmonic presented a “Reykjavík Festival” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, an ambitious enterprise which received unanimous praise from audiences and critics alike. 

In October 2017, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will reciprocate with its own “LA/Reykjavík” festival in Harpa Concert Hall. Click the article for the preliminary program.

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6. September 2017 : General manager Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir's contract extended for four years

The executive board of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra has extended the orchestra's contract with Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir, the ISO's general manager, for another four years, effective September 1. 

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24. August 2017 : New violin concerto by Daníel Bjarnason

Daníel Bjarnason, Iceland Symphony's artist in residence, premiered his first violin concerto at the Hollywood Bowl last Tuesday night with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Next season the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will premiere the concerto in Iceland with Pekka Kuuisto and Daníel Bjarnason conducting. 

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18. April 2017 : Iceland Symphony live at Gothenburg Concert Hall

Iceland Symphony's concert at Göteborgs Konserthus will be stremed live on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 17.30 GMT.

Víkingur Ólafsson, one of Iceland's leading musicians, plays Richard Strauss's rarely heard Burleske. The programme opens with Aeriality by Anna Þorvaldsdóttir and concludes with the ever-popular Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius.

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